Help for Injury Victims in Dundalk, Maryland
Advocating for justice throughout Baltimore County
Plaxen & Adler, P.A. is a premier personal injury law firm serving the needs of victims in Dundalk, Essex, and Baltimore County and throughout the state. Since the firm’s inception in 1985, we have assisted clients after a serious personal injury has changed their quality of life and their ability to protect their families. If another person, entity or healthcare practitioner’s negligence put your family’s future at risk, our skilled attorneys have the experience and the resources necessary to protect your best interests.
What can we do for you?
At Plaxen & Adler, P.A., we believe that personal attention and consistent communication are the basis of a long-lasting relationship. We answer our phones in the day and evening, and visit ill and injured clients who cannot make the trip to our Dundalk office. Over the last three decades, we have secured millions of dollars for our clients who were injured in:
- Motor vehicle accidents, including car, truck and motorcycle collisions. We also handle complex cases involving the MTA and MARC lines.
- Slip and fall accidents
- Animal attacks
- Injuries involving defective consumer products
- Workplace-related accidents, aiding with workers’ compensation claims and denials
Plaxen & Adler, P.A. gained recognition for their litigation skills throughout Maryland after an outbreak of fungal meningitis was linked to a batch of contaminated steroid injections. This experience drives us to protect all victims of dangerous medical devices and defective drugs. We also assist people who have been denied Social Security Disability benefits.
What are the best hospitals in the Baltimore area?
One of the perks of living in the Baltimore area is that you have access to world class medical care when you have been injured. U.S. News and World Report has done a survey on the best regional hospitals in the Baltimore, Annapolis, Columbia and Towson, Maryland areas. Hospitals are ranked according to their performance in complex medical specialties:
- The Johns Hopkins Hospital (also nationally ranked in 15 specialties)
- University of Maryland Medical Center (nationally ranked in 3 specialties)
- Mercy Medical Center (nationally ranked in Orthopedics)
- Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
- Anne Arundel Medical Center
Even the best hospitals, however, are not perfect, and doctors, nurses and medical staff can make mistakes. We protect the rights of those who sustained injuries because of acts of medical malpractice and negligence at hospitals and private healthcare facilities.
Frequently asked questions about personal injury claims
If you have sustained an injury because of someone else’s negligence, if someone you care about has been hurt, or if you have lost a loved one in an accident, you may be able to take legal action and file a personal injury claim. If you are not sure about how to navigate the complex legal system, you can get help from an experienced Dundalk personal injury attorney who can discuss your case, inform you of legal rights and benefits that you were unaware of, help you to assert those rights and pursue compensation for your losses.
Here are some common questions and answers about personal injury claims:
How do I know if I have a valid personal injury case?
If you have been injured in an accident that was a result of another person’s negligence, such as a drunk driver, an incompetent physician or a defective medical device or drug, and your injury has caused you to experience losses such as the requirement to seek medical care, miss time at work and suffer pain and disability you most likely have a valid cause of action. You can speak to a personal injury attorney and they will advise you about the potential merits of your case.
How much is my injury case worth?
Since every injury case is different, it is virtually impossible for a lawyer to tell you what your case is worth without doing some investigating. Depending on the severity of your injuries, whether you required surgery, how much time you lost at work and other factors will determine what your case might be worth.
How much time after my injury do I have to decide if I want to file a lawsuit?
The statute of limitations for personal injury in Maryland is generally but not always three years. This means that after three years from the date of the accident, you will lose your ability to bring legal action against the person responsible for causing your injury. We recommend you hire a lawyer as soon as possible to deal with insurance carriers while you recover from your injuries.
Do I really need to hire a lawyer for my injury case?
Yes. The civil justice system is designed to work with attorneys as advocates for the rights of their clients. An injury case is a complicated endeavor, but a skilled personal injury attorney has represented countless clients as they seek to recover compensation for their injuries and losses. If you have been injured in a car crash, the insurance company for the at-fault party will assign an adjuster and a lawyer whose singular mission is to make sure that you get as little money as possible. When you work with a lawyer who is fully aware of all the tactics that insurance adjuster use, such as making lowball offers, you will benefit from their knowledge and experience, their ability to negotiate, and their willingness to fight for your right to recover compensation for your losses.
What if I can’t afford to hire a lawyer?
When you work with a Dundalk personal injury lawyer from Plaxen & Adler, you do not have to worry about paying an upfront retainer because we take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that when we take on your case, you will not pay any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you. So now instead of worrying about how to pay for a lawyer, you can focus on healing and getting back to your work and your life.
A history of service within the legal community
At Plaxen & Adler, P.A. we work with our colleagues within the legal community to help change the laws which put victims at a disadvantage. Senior partner Bruce Plaxen often testifies before the Maryland State Legislature to advocate on improving the Civil Justice System. Both he and partner David Muncy, as well as the associates, serve on various boards and committees for groups such as the Maryland Association for Justice. The firm has won many landmark cases.
Helping medical malpractice and personal injury victims in Dundalk, MD
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious injury is difficult; choosing the right attorney for your needs should not be. Plaxen & Adler, P.A. has successfully represented clients in Dundalk and throughout Maryland after a catastrophic injury changed their lives. Please call 410.285.8445 or fill out our convenient contact form to learn more about how we can help during a free consultation.
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